Monday, May 26, 2014

May ALYOF done!

I had set as a goal quilting and finishing the red/purple quilt.

I have to say, I didn't really enjoy this one.  I don't think my machine likes the YLI variegated I used to quilt it.  I quilted the lines close-ish together and it took FOREVER.  Y'all, I don't know how folks do the matchstick quilting.  I'd cry.

Anywho, it was nice today and my hubs helped me take a daytime pic!

red/purple quilt

A close up:

red/purple quilt

I think this one may be destined for charity.  It started out for me, but I can't keep a quilt at this point unless it's an uber fave.  This one really wasn't after all that quilting angst.

Today, I got the binding on my Starlight #1.  It's close to done.  I just want to add a little more perle quilting.  I got sucked into my Brickless shawl #2.  I'm on the 5 out of 6 repeats.  It gets slower toward the end.  (More stitches.)

I'm trying to finish up a bit of stuff because I have three charity quilts coming up.  Two for Wellspring (one of which will also involve pattern testing) and one for Heal circle!

Hey, look!  I'm blogging again!  Linking up!


Carla said...

I'm glad you're blogging again : ) Great finish by the way.

CapitolaQuilter said...

Congrats on the finish - I know what you mean about keeping the uber faves, I'm in the same boat but it's good to give to friends and charity so it's a win win. Haven't tried matchstick although I agree it does seem like a form of torture!

Lisa C said...

I have only matchstick quilted on baby quilts but I love it. Maybe part of that is using up small amounts of thread that aren't enough for a project on their own. Anyway, the finish is worth it. Great job!

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for done, boo for angst